Evans wary of WRC title chances after winning Turkey lottery

Toyota’s Elfyn Evans insists he is taking nothing for granted as the new leader of the World Rally Championship after title rivals Ott Tanak and Sebastien Ogier both suffered setbacks on last weekend’s Rally Turkey. The Welshman won the toughest event on the calendar by 35.2 seconds, and set the third fastest time on the powerstage to collect three bonus […]

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Esteban Ocon must 'accept' Daniel Ricciardo's ability

Renault boss Cyril Abiteboul says Esteban Ocon must “accept” the quality his team-mate Daniel Ricciardo possesses and set realistic goals. The Frenchman made his return to Formula 1 in 2020 with Renault, and after a year on the sidelines as Mercedes’ reserve driver it was always going to take time for Ocon to get back up to full speed. Ricciardo […]

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Porsche pulls out of Mid-Ohio IMSA round

Porsche has withdrawn its pair of works GT Le Mans cars from this weekend’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship round at Mid-Ohio. The decision follows the Weissach marque withdrawing the works drivers that raced at Le Mans 24 Hours from this weekend’s Nurburgring 24 Hours in the wake of a series of positive COVID-19 tests during routine checks. Of Porsche’s four IMSA […]

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Renault sees ‘Ford v Ferrari’ spirit from new CEO

Renault CEO Luca de Meo is installing a spirit inside the Formula 1 squad that has similarities to the story behind the ‘Ford v Ferrari’ movie, reckons team boss Cyril Abiteboul. The ambitions of Ford in the 1960s, when the American company built the Ford GT40 to take on and eventually beat the then dominant Ferrari team at Le Mans, […]

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Steiner wants SC 'restart zone' to be considered

After the pile-up at the Safety Car restart at Mugello, Guenther Steiner thinks Formula 1 should look at introducing a “restart zone”. Chaos ensured at the Tuscan Grand Prix when some backmarkers accelerated at the restart before those at the front, causing four cars to crash and retire. Many feel that the issue was caused by Valtteri Bottas waiting for […]

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See Mercedes 300 SL Gullwing And Other Rare Models Do 0-60 MPH Tests

It’s joined by a classic Pullman and even the C111 concept. The company known today as Mercedes-Benz is widely regarded as being the inventor of the car thanks to Karl Benz and his Benz Patent-Motorwagen (“patent motorcar”) from the late 1880s. The three-wheeled, rear-engined vehicle with its single-cylinder 954cc four-stroke engine produced a mighty 0.75 hp and was the beginning of […]

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Jenson Button: 'Lewis Hamilton doesn't play games, never dirty'

Jenson Button has labelled Lewis Hamilton “the cleanest guy” he has ever raced against saying he doesn’t “play games” or “play dirty”. The two British Formula 1 World Champions were team-mates together at McLaren from 2010 to 2012 but were not the closest of friends despite their shared nationalities. There is mutual respect between the pair, though, and Button had […]

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Renault frustrated over Racing Point token exploit

Renault team principal Cyril Abiteboul has voiced his frustration at Racing Point not having to spend tokens to use Mercedes parts in 2021. In an effort to keep costs down, teams will not be able to freely develop their 2020 cars for next season. Instead, they will have two tokens they can use on areas of their choice. Therefore, there […]

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Could Mir end Suzuki’s 20-year wait in MotoGP?

Three podiums from the last four races have propelled Joan Mir into the fight for the most unlikely of MotoGP titles. However, there are other factors that further back up his chances of serving up Suzuki’s first premier-class crown since 2000 There are certain similarities between this MotoGP season and that of 2000. Back then it was the consistent apparition […]

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